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Media Releases

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Annual General Meeting 2017

Notice of RSPCA ACT 2017 Annual General Meeting RSPCA ACT Inc will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 28th November 2017 from 6:00pm at the Eastlake Football Club, 3 Oxley St, Griffith ACT 2603. Proposed business to be transacted at the meeting will include: Confirming the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting; Confirmation of the Elected Board Directors for 2017-2019; and Receiving and considering the Annual Report for 2016/17. For further information regarding the meeting visit rspca-act.org.au or contact Debbie Hartley, Returning Officer, on 6287 8103 or dhartley@rspca-

RSPCA and Bendigo Bank have $3 million reasons to celebrate

RSPCA and Bendigo Bank have $3 million reasons to celebrate Tuesday 17 October 2017: RSPCA and Bendigo Bank are this week celebrating the milestone of $3 million in support of the Adoptapet program – all thanks to Bendigo Bank customers. Adoptapet is a national website that allows prospective pet owners to view animals waiting for adoption at RSPCA locations across Australia from the comfort and convenience of their own home, workplace or mobile phone. The Adoptapet program is supported in part by Bendigo Bank’s RSPCA Rescue credit card product suite. By signing up for and shopping with one of

Get the flock out of here! ‘Chris the Sheep’ has his own book!

IT'S COMING.... Since his infamous entrance into the limelight in 2015, ‘Chris the Sheep’ has continued to bewilder and amaze people around the world. Who knew an innocent tweet could thrust a single lost sheep onto the world stage? He's been reported by media outlets in just about every country you could name and has been featured on well-known news services and networks such as CNN, NBC, BBC, National Geographic, Huffington Post, and more! But this time, he’s making an appearance as the illustrated star of RSPCA ACT’s first children’s book, ‘The Misadventures of Chris the Sheep’ . Of the hun

RSPCA ACT Achieves 90% Rehoming Rate for Canines and Felines in 2016/17

RSPCA ACT had another outstanding year for animal welfare outcomes, surpassing expectations again. During the financial year, 4063 domestic animals came into care at the Weston shelter. This number is very similar to last year’s statistics. However, the various species that made up these totals were different including: 68% increase in incoming poultry compared to last year because of Inspector activities, and nearly twice as many poultry (349) adopted as adult dogs (188); 9.5% decrease in incoming kittens and 7.6% reduction in overall felines – first decrease in 5 years after two years of a f

RSPCA ACT’s 30th Successful Animal Ownership Ban

Last week RSPCA ACT Inspectors obtained their 30th successful Animal Ownership Ban and the second prison term for animal cruelty charges in three years. RSPCA ACT is welcoming the sentence handed down by Magistrate Boss last week regarding a Staffordshire Terrier named ‘Cooper.’ Cooper was hit by a car and his owner, Ms Charie O’Reilly, neglected to seek medical treatment for his injuries. A friend of Ms O’Reilly’s took it upon themselves to bring Cooper to a vet in the Woden area. The vet then got in contact with Ms O’Reilly regarding the dog’s injuries. On examination, the dog had a fracture

ACT Greyhound Muzzle Law Repealed

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ACT Greyhound Muzzle Law Repealed RSPCA ACT would like to congratulate the ACT Government for repealing the enforcement of the Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) of greyhounds in the ACT. Previously by law, greyhounds needed to be muzzled when in public unless they went through a special assessment program. Furthermore, there was a restriction on the number of greyhounds that could be walked at the same time. RSPCA ACT CEO Tammy Ven Dange was happy with the news , “This recent tri-partisan decision has shown that our ACT Government is once again leading the country for animal welfare standards.

200+ Animals Taken from Ainslie Residence

In the early afternoon of Thursday 9 th February, RSPCA ACT Inspectors responded to a complaint regarding a large number of animals at a property in Ainslie. Upon arrival, the Inspectors found hundreds of poultry, rabbits, guinea pigs and a cat at the suburban residence. Despite the high temperatures, many of the cages lacked basic food, water and shelter. The majority of the animals were lethargic and overheating with signs of cannibalism amongst the chickens. Many of the animals were in cramped conditions sharing small cages. RSPCA ACT staff members worked late into the evening to provide ve

RSPCA ACT Inspectors Desperately Seeking Public Assistance

RSPCA ACT Inspectors are seeking information from the public in relation to a female Australian Silky Terrier that was located with disturbing injuries in the Duffy area on 19/12/16. Following a veterinary examination, RSPCA ACT is concerned about how these injuries occurred. If you have any knowledge about an incident involving this dog, please call Senior Inspector Catherine Croatto on 0407 078 221. All information provided will be dealt with in a confidential manner.